The time limit for product liability claims varies from state to state. However, no state’s statute of limitations for defective product claims is less than a year. Many states have a two-year time limit, and some have a three-year time limit. A few states have time limits of four or more years. Make sure to find out whether your case is too late to be filed in your state before starting the lawsuit process.
If you discover that the statute of limitations in your state has expired, keep in mind that you might still be able to file a claim in another state (such as where one of the defendants is located) if that state has a longer statute of limitations for defective product claims.